MAP Testing: All K-8 Students are taking the Measures of Academic Progress assessment this week. It is a “low-stakes” (not reported to the state)—and hopefully low-anxiety— test that helps us assess growth over an academic year.
Things to watch for if discussing MAP test with your children:
- The MAP test is adaptive (it gets harder if you’re doing well–so if your child thought questions got too hard, tell them “That’s a good thing!”)
- The MAP test is designed to measure how much you’ve learned (i.e., how hard you worked this year) not how good you are at solving test questions.
- The MAP test results will help you and your teachers “challenge your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses.”
- The MAP test showed us last year that many students have a large summer learning loss in math (and sometimes in reading). Stay tuned for links and news from Mr Batista on an OTA Online Summer Learning Academy to help prevent summer learning loss (“10 Minutes a Day is All We Ask!”)
Seventh Grade Thermal Energy Project: Internal Combustion Engines
To Earn Credit for this Project: Download plans for your engine, disassemble, identify parts, Pass Exam on Function of each Part and its place in the Energy Chain.